The 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari from Kigali offers you a great a chance to track mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. It is a perfect package for those on budget / shoestring or with limited time.
This short gorilla tour takes you from Kigali via Katuna or Chanika border crossing to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park through Kabale or Kisoro districts. This is approximately 3-4 hours instead of 8-9 hours if you began your trip from Kampala or Entebbe.
Day 1: Border crossing from Rwanda to Bwindi National Park
Meet and greet your driver guide then transfer to Bwindi through Katuna or Chanika border crossing. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is your top destination and you will travel to Southwestern Uganda to enjoy your 3 days Bwindi gorilla safari from Kigali. Have a relaxed evening, dinner and a comfortable stay in the booked lodge.
Day 2: Go mountain gorilla trekking adventure
Have a cup of tea or coffee and later, assemble at Bwindi offices for briefing on gorilla trekking rules. Commence your search for mountain gorillas at 8:00am from one of the 4 gorilla trekking regions – Ruhija, Nkuringo, Rushaga or Buhoma sector. The trek can take you 2-6 hours and this covers a maximum of one hour of you staying with these great apes.
After an in-depth exploration, descend back to the briefing point to get a certificate for gorilla trekking. Later in the evening, go enjoy a cultural experience in Batwa community. Interact with the Batwa pygmies, the renowned hunters and gatherers who spent over 500,000 years hunting and gathering in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Day 3: Drop off to Kigali
Have a tasty cup of tea or coffee and after, leave your lodge for Kigali through Katuna or Chanika border crossing. Take about 3-4 hours driving and arrive at Kigali early for a quick city expedition. Later, drop off by the tour leader at Kigali Airport or hotel.